English Common Law: Structure and Principles

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Syllabus

  • Week 1 - Week One: Dead Kings and Presidents: A Brief History of the Common Law
    Week one introduces you to the history of the Common Law, from armies and kings through to modern family life. We will journey through the evolution of the Common Law to the system we see today. By the end of this week, hopefully you'll understand more about: ...
  • Week 2 - Week Two: See You In Court: The Court System and the Common Law
    Welcome to week 2 of English Common Law. Learning outcomes this week: 1. Describe the Hierarchy of the UK Courts, the Judges who sit there and their Judicial role
  • Week 3 - Week Three: Supreme Power: Parliamentary Sovereignty and Law Making
    Welcome to week 3 of English Common Law. Learning outcomes this week: 1. Explain the concept of Parliamentary Sovereignty 2. Describe the journey of a Bill
  • Week 4 - Week Four: Wigs and Pens: Judicial Law Making and the doctrine of Precedent
    Welcome to week 4 of English Common Law. Learning Outcomes this week: 1. Explain the Court Hierarchy in relation to precedent 2. Identify ways in which precedent may be avoided 3. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of precedent
  • Week 5 - Week Five: Reading the Riot Act: How Statutes are Interpreted
    Welcome to week 5 of English Common Law. Learning Outcomes this week: 1. Explain the role of Judges in interpreting the law 2. Compare the rules of interpretation and identify the rules of language
  • Week 6 - Week Six: After the War, Before the Peace: The European Union and Human Rights
    Welcome to week 6 of English Common Law. Learning Outcomes: 1. Explain the effect of the European Communities Act 1972 on Parliamentary Sovereignty 2. Identify the effect on precedent and statutory interpretation 3. Discuss the effect of the Human Rights Act 1...

Prerequisite

None.

Instructors

  • Professor Adam Gearey, Professor of Law
    School of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London

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